Friday, January 22, 2010

Yeah, that about sums it up

Andrew Sullivan:

So we have a government fused with corporations, a legislature run by corporate lobbyists who have just been given a massive financial gift to control the process even more deeply; we have a theory of executive power advanced by one party that gives the president total extra-legal power over any human being he wants to call an "enemy combatant" and total prerogative in launching and waging wars (remember Cheney did not believe Bush needed any congressional support to invade Iraq); we have a Supreme Court that believes in extreme deference to presidential power; we have a Congress of total pussies on the left and maniacs on the right and little in the middle; we have a 24-hour propaganda channel, run by a multinational corporation and managed by a partisan Republican, demonizing the president for anything he does or does not do; we have the open embrace of torture as a routine aspect of US government; and we have one party urging an expansion of the war on Jihadism to encompass a full-scale war against Iran, an act that would embolden the Khamenei junta and ensure that a civilizational war between the nuttiest Christianists in America and the vilest Islamists metastasizes to Def Con 3.
I think the term Andrew is searching for is, "We're fucked."

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. We have been fucked for the last 30 years. It's just becoming more obvious lately.

  2. The coup is being televised and is ramping up after the sumpremes shit themselves yesterday for the finale in Nov.

  3. We're Fucked
    With the largest, rustiest, dildo imaginable.

  4. ...and without lube!

    Let me know when it is time for the World Factbook to list our government type as being a "corporate republic" rather than a democratic republic. I have a feeling that the average American citizen can look forward to an entire buffet line of shit sandwiches for years to come with the setting of this precedent.

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  6. I'd like to say something funny, but funny eludes me. The situation is truly beyond the darkest humor.

  7. Wow. I'm not going to count, but Sully might have out-semicoloned Jane Austin.

    This is a serious contender for my all time favorite run-on sentence.

    Neurovore -
    The proper term for "corporate republic" is fascism.

    Purple -
    The problem is, 1) we have a two party system, and other parties cannot make meaningful inroads; 2) corporations own both parties.

    I wonder how long it will be before labor unions are outlawed, and they take away my social security and pension. I could end up destitute.

    Yeah. We're fucked.



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